press release nicked from somewhere or other
"... A place positively fizzing over with wild enthusiasm... where you can learn about new & important bands before your mates..." 'The Guardian'
"... To be there at the birth of something musically great and to document it with style and love, rockfeedback does that time after time; call it dumb luck or call it art; you choose..." Geoff Travis, Founder of Rough Trade
'rockfeedback tv' is a brand-new music show unlike any other. No, really. Shot on location, where it actually happens - across backdrops ranging from all parts of the UK, to Tokyo and Oslo, to beyond - there's no cheesy studio couch, same old faces (and, if there are, you're seeing them say different things, and looking far more themselves), or gimmickry. It's artists talking their minds wherever they are - on the tourbus, in the toilet, onstage, in the dressing-room, in the car.
Nowhere else can you expect music journalism of such a fresh, intimate and enthusiastic tone. No cheap tricks or cynics here, just music fans talking to music greats like Jack White, Dave Grohl, Sonic Youth, and more, alongside intimately shot performances from the important and prolific artists of tomorrow.
And fronted by whom; an indie Louis Theroux? A suspicious-looking Nick Broomfield? Or just a huge music fan that's lucked out big-time? Probably a bit of all three. Not content with founding www.rockfeedback.com, the hippest music website on the interweb (independent and online for six years), nor establishing Transgressive Records "one of the top two coolest indie labels in the country" ('NME'), and a slew of constantly sold out club-nights across the world for the past half-decade, Toby L's just gone and made a TV programme - rockfeedback tv - due for air on Channel 4 as of October 7th for a six-part series... and the little blighter's only just 21.
The series was shot over eight months, featuring content all of poignant, hilarious, and - frankly - surreal. Whether dodging cowpats at this year's Truck Festival, dancing with Japanese police guards in tunnels in Japan, or sampling a taste of the finest bull semen (? - it's an energy-booster, apparently) known to man, you'll see the important artists of today, big, small and soon to be either, singing and speaking for your pleasure, often to no bounds.
List of appearing acts across the six shows...
Hot Chip, The Cramps, Sonic Youth, Liars, !!!, The Zutons, Dirty Pretty Things, Thomas Truax, The Spinto Band, Datarock, Love Is All, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Dears, The Futureheads, The Knife, The Pipettes, Brian May (Queen), Gnarls Barkley, Foo Fighters, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Mystery Jets, Baxter Dury, Flogging Molly, Black Mountain, Winnebago Deal, Midlake, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, :(, Rinocerose, Fields, Raconteurs, The Rock Of Travolta, Goodbooks, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Automatic... And More...
Shot beautifully, often alarmingly honest, 'rockfeedback tv' is what all us armchair cynics have been waiting for.
You know where to be at the post-gig hour on C4 every Saturday night, commencing Saturday Oct 7th '06.